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by BlueWeaselBreath
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Cheers, all! This is my first ever electronics project. I hope maybe somebody else who is also a noob can follow along once I’m all done, hence the level of detail. I am encountering difficulty, however, figuring out how to incorporate a battery status indicator. I have inquired on another thread bu...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED
Replies: 593
Views: 311738

Re: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED

Hi, all, does anybody know how I might make a battery monitor solution (i.e., what hardware and software I should use) if I’m making a 2S 7.4V version of this, as outlined earlier in this thread? It uses a stepdown converter, not a Powerboost, so I can’t use the Lipopi circuit and script that Banjok...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Thanks, IrieMars! I have the HDMI cable listed as part #13 up there, but I don’t have a photo because I haven’t bought mine yet — because I’m not sure how long a cable to get. I see a lot that look longer than I need. I don’t want to get one too short, what length would you recommend? Also, it looks...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Software Help
Topic: Help with battery script for 2S setup!
Replies: 3
Views: 4682

Help with battery script for 2S setup!

Hi, all, I am putting a Retropie in a Wii U gamepad, using the following Lithium-Ion 2S 7.4V setup as diagrammed by sudomod community member Banjokazooie on another thread. http://i.imgur.com/7z1FU0t.jpg Banjokazooie’s own build, as described in that thread, is not this 2S setup (which was diagramme...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Preparing Your Pi In order to make your Raspberry Pi fit into your Pii U, you’ll have to slim it down by removing the unnecessary junk from it. This is one of the most challenging and tedious parts of the project. I was greatly helped in this endeavor by Adafruit’s Diet Raspberry Pi guide , which y...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED
Replies: 593
Views: 311738

Re: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED

I read somewhere that some of the tp4056 have internal battery protection but I'm not 100% sure about this information. Instead, I've ordered some circuit board for 18650 laptop battery just to be safe. Regarded the drawback I believe it would be very small if compare with screen and other circuits...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED
Replies: 593
Views: 311738

Re: WII U RASPBERRY PI 3 FINISHED

BanjoKazooie (or anyone else really clever), I am wondering why you decided to go with the unprotected Li-Ion cells as opposed to the ones that come with the built-in protection. I was thinking getting protected Li-Ion cells would mean I don’t need the separate protection board in the circuit and wo...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Wii U Gamepad Teardown [/b] I got my Wii U gamepad in the mail, so let’s do a teardown! https://i.imgur.com/fcZroHF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/SaaM5p1.jpg?1 It was advertised on eBay as missing a battery. Also, the top-left of the touchscreen was nonresponsive. Both of these things were fine for the P...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Parts Needed (Continued) Here are the non-Wii U components and materials you’ll need to do this particular build. I will update this gradually as I decide upon specific components, and I can link to them. http://i.imgur.com/S7x7Ayy.jpg 2) Raspberry Pi 3 - if you're on this forum, you probably know ...
by BlueWeaselBreath
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner
Topic: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)
Replies: 45
Views: 16622

Re: Noob Tries to Make a Pii U (Wii U Retropie Gamepad)

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement! One thing I can do before the parts arrive is to make up a definitive materials list for this particular build, based on a careful scouring, distillation, and compilation of various forums and posts of people doing this project. This post will be entir...